Drake and Travis Scott Now Being Sued For Inciting Violence

After Fridays deadly Astroworld festival where at least eight people died; now Drake and Travis Scott have legal action being taken against them. Claiming injuries, the two million dollar lawsuit comes from 23yr old Kristian Paredes.

According to his complaint, Drake ‘came on stage alongside Travis Scott and helped incite the crowd’. Fox News confirmed that Texas attorney Thomas J. Henry filed a lawsuit Sunday against Jacques Bermon Webster, aka Travis Scott, as well as Aubrey Drake Graham, aka Drake.

A sign announcing the cancellation of the Astroworld music festival, a two-day event that began on Friday, in Houston, on Saturday, Nov. 6, 2021. (Annie Mulligan/The New York Times)

What Happened At Astroworld

The surge began at about 2:15 p.m. on Friday, when panic broke out as the crowd pressed towards the front of the stage during Scott’s headline set.

Additionally, it was reported that many concert attendees begged the security guards that were hired by Live Nation Entertainment; for help, but they were ignored.

“You couldn’t move, you couldn’t scratch your own face, [that’s how] tight it was,” Paredes said.

A graphic showing the stage in Texas where eight people were killed in a crush
A graphic showing the stage in Texas where eight people were killed in a crush

“People began to compress toward the front of the stage” causing panic and injuries. Police soon declared the scene a “mass casualty incident” about a half-hour into Scott’s set. However, according to The Daily Beast, Houston Police Chief Troy Finner revealed in a news conference on Saturday afternoon that his performance didn’t actually end until 10:10 pm:

“Our people stepped up [around 9:30 p.m.] and immediately went to the producers and told them, ‘Hey, people are going down.’”

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Travis Scott’s Response

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In a statement following the incident, the ‘Butterfly Effect’ performer said he was assisting the victims families, with the youngest of them being 14. Meet us in the podcast to speak to a fan. Let’s talk.

Youtube/Travis Scott’s Response To The Deaths That Took Place At Astroworld Festival

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